Looking for better job opportunities, Alvar Aalto and his family moved from the small town of Turku to Helsinki in 1933. Besides job opportunities, Aalto also was also looking for the perfect location where he could build his future home. After living in two different apartments in Helsinki, the Aaltos bought a piece of land just outside the city.
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Choosing the right flowers is important, but what about the vase? During the Mid-Century millions of different vases were designed, but probably the most iconic one -since it was born- is the Aalto’s Savoy vase designed in 1936.
The main characteristic of the Scandinavian design is the organic form of furniture and objects and, as I already wrote in
After the Villa Mairea -that I published few weeks ago- today I wanna share with…
Alvar Aalto designed many private houses in Finland and abroad, but the Villa Mairea is probably his masterpiece. The Genesis…
Yesterday I received my favorite design and architecture magazine: Case da Abitare.
There’s always an article about some design-oriented city around the world; in this issue is Helsinki.
The reason why I’m writing about it is that Finland and Helsinki were extremely